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Historical Flags 18th Century-1935 (Hamburg, Germany)

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State Ensign 19th-20th Centuries

Reported 1842, 1848, 1858, 1900 and 1928

[State Ensign 19th-20th Centuries (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Flag of State Vessels. Like the 18th-19th centuries flag, but with a blue anchor behind gate and gate is offset towards hoist. Illustrated in Wilson 1986 p. 71, Smith 1975 p. 117 and Crampton 1990 p. 44.

Norman Martin, January-February 1998

Variant, reported 1905

[State Ensign, 1905 variant (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Used by Senate members and high functionaries at sea.

Jaume Ollé, 8 June 1996

A variant of the same image?

[State Ensign, variant (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé?


Ensign and Admiralty Flag 1905-nowadays

[Ensign and Admiralty Flag 1905-nowadays (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Admiralty and sea flag. In use ca. 1950 to present. [Editor's note: this is probably "1905".]

Jaume Ollé, 8 June 1996


19th Century Flag

Reported 1848, 1858 and 1865

[Hamburg 1848, 1858 and 1865 (Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Same as the 18th-19th centuries flag, but field is blue. Illustrated in Smith 1975 p. 117.

Norman Martin, January-February 1998

Variant reported 1905

[Hamburg 1905 (Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé


Unidentified 19th Century Ensign A

[Unidentified 19th Century Ensign (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Used in the 19th century, purpose unknown.

Jaume Ollé, 8 June 1996


Unidentified 19th Century Ensign B

[Unidentified 19th Century Ensign (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Used in the 19th century, purpose unknown.

Jaume Ollé, 8 June 1996


Pennants

[Pennant (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

[Pennant (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé


State Flag since 1897

[State Flag since 1897 (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 8th October 1897, readopted 11th May 1951

On a red field a large white square, on which are the greater arms. Adopted 6 October 1897 and readopted 6 June 1952. Illustrated Smith 1975, p. 227.

Norman Martin, January-February 1998


State Ensign 1893-1921

Service Flag for State Vessels and State Maritime Buildings

[State Ensign 1893-1921 (Hamburg, Germany)]
by Jaume Ollé

Like the Prussian State Ensign for Sea Services 1895-1918, except the square canton is red with the gate and anchor symbol of the state ensign 19th-20th centuries. Adopted 1893 and abandoned by 1921. Illustrated in Crampton 1990 p. 42, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 1912 vol. 4, National Geographic 1917 p. 367, nos. 999 and 1006.

Norman Martin, January-February 1998


State Ensign 1921-1935

Service Flag for State Vessels and State Maritime Buildings

[State Ensign 1921-1935 (Hamburg, Germany)] 3:5
by Jaume Ollé

The black-white-red flag with the national arms in the center (apparently slightly offset towards the hoist) with a square white canton covering the black stripe in which the gate and anchor symbol of the 19th-20th centuries state ensign. Thus the [1921-1926] national service flag with the canton. In use 1921-1935. Illustrated in Große Brockhaus 1928, vol. 4, p. 656.

Norman Martin, January-February 1998

[Martin and Dreyhaupt 2000 shows the] Hamburg Dienstflagge: [national] Dientsflagge z. See (black-white-red with yellow shield with black-red eagle 1927 pattern in centre) with Hamburg arms in a red canton bordered white. Arms of Hamburg is castle above the light blue anchor.

Lotsenfluger: rectangular (c. 2:9) red with white castle over a light blue anchor near hoist.

Admiralitätsflagge.

Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001

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